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His music has been a celebration of the paganistic pursuit of pleasure. And during the last decade or so, if he knocked on your door, he was more likely to tell you about God than invite you out to party.Fifteen years ago, when he committed himself to the Jehovah's Witnesses, Prince's fans were confused: How do you reconcile your hedonic icon in a rubber thong with a faith that doesn't just frown upon gay marriage but, say former members, prohibits oral and anal sex?Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were childhood friends, lovers and founding members of Prince's Revolution band. So when the pair tried to put together a Revolution tour in 2000, they were hopeful, they told Minneapolis' in 2004, that their former bandleader would say yes. "He declined because of my homosexuality and the fact I'm half-Jewish," said Melvoin.She was told he wanted her to give a press conference denouncing her homosexuality and announcing that she was converting to Jehovah."I was like: I guess we'll never hear from him again."But just six years later, she stood beside Prince onstage in London, playing for millions of viewers at an awards show.
Like everything else in his life, Prince did the divine his own way, and as much as sex and pleasure, God and retribution have been a constant in the landscape of Prince's music."When I first met him he believed in God, but after that there was a time when it seemed like he didn't believe in anything," says his friend and collaborator, Sheila E."But then he became a Witness, and I felt, for him, that believing in something was better than nothing."A Look Back at Prince's Quirky, Idiosyncratic Paisley Park Records Prince was raised in a chaotic home, but his parents were members of the Seventh Day Adventists, another socially conservative Christian group.